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1) The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) strives to bridge these two
disciplines. CTNS is a non-profit international membership organization
dedicated to research, teaching and public service. It focuses primarily on the
relation between contemporary physics, cosmology, technology, environmental
studies, evolutionary and molecular biology and Christian theology and ethics.
As an Affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, CTNS offers courses at the doctoral and seminary level in order to bring future clergy and teachers to greater awareness of this important interdisciplinary work.
Founded in 1981, the Center is supported by grants and donations. Members receive the quarterly scholarly publication, the CTNS Bulletin, the quarterly CTNS News, and discounts on CTNS-sponsored conferences and audio tapes.
2) Science and the Spiritual Quest II
Science and the Spiritual Quest II is a four-year international project housed at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California. Through private workshops and major public conferences around the world, it promotes dialogue among leading scientists on the connections between their scientific work and their religious or spiritual identities. Science and the Spiritual Quest (SSQ) does not advocate a particular religious position or a specific outcome for discussions between science and religion. It seeks merely to promote open and honest dialogue on this topic within the scientific community and to make the results of these discussions available to the general public through conferences, publications and videotapes.
Participants are drawn from the highest echelons of science; they include Nobel prize winners and leading specialists in each major field. They come from every continent of the globe, represent each of the world’s major religious traditions, and include theists, atheists and agnostics among their number. Above all, SSQ stands for the importance of the dialogue itself. The scientific quest and the spiritual quest are two of the major forces in human history and in the world today. It is vitally important that we understand the similarities—and the differences—between these two deep drives, which are anchored deep in the human spirit and which may reflect back to us something of the nature of reality.
3)Counterbalance interactive library
The Counterbalance interactive library, offering new views on complex issues from science, ethics, philosophy, and religion. Here you'll find extensive resources on the evolution/creation controversy, biomedical ethical challenges, and much more. Please choose from the starting points below, or from the short-cuts on the right
4) The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies
The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies is a research foundation. The duty of This Center is mainly to Study Human Sciences (Literature, History, Philosophy, MetaPhysics, Science of Religions, Mysticism, Linguistics, Social Sciences), as well as Human Cultures Here introduce Briefly the History, Objectives, Structure and activities of this Institute and its divisions.
5) Sharif University of Technology
The university is located in Tehran, the capital and largest city
in the Islamic Republic of Iran. More importantly, Tehran is the industrial
nerve center of Iran. It is the ideal location for a technical institution such
as SUT which seeks to orient its scholarly pursuits toward the satisfaction of
the scientific and technological needs of industry and society as a whole.
The campus itself is situated in the southwest part of the city, near Azadi Square and the Mehrabad International Airport. This location provides easy access to the university from all points in Iran, as well as the world.
6) SUT links
7) Philosophy of Science Dep. of SUT
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